Diehard DMX fans hoping to see the former Ruff Ryders leader lace up for a fight against notorious ex-neighborhood watch worker George Zimmerman will have to keep on dreaming.
Celebrity promoter Damon Feldman announced the fight’s cancellation Saturday (February 8).
“Its something that everyone who is mad and hating me are the people that DONT pay my bills , DONT help charities and don’t know me,” Feldman tweeted February 8.
“Have a great weekend I won’t be on Twitter for rest of weekend”
“I want to thank everyone for the good n bad comments I’ve made the choice to cancel the fight w George Zimmermann more to life then money” (Damon Feldman’s Twitter)
X’s representative Domenick Nati has since released a statement to address the cancellation.
“Damon Feldman has announced that the George Zimmerman fight is cancelled via his Twitter. As previously stated, DMX never agreed to the fight and we thank you for all of the support from DMX’s fans. This situation will not affect any of DMX’s upcoming concerts in America or around the world.” (Statement)
Heading into the weekend, DMX revealed his confidence in dominating the controversial face-off.
“I was challenged,” X said in an interview. “I still haven’t really decided if I was going to do it but if I did do it, whatever money was supposed to go to him would have to go to charity. … I will glady beat the sh*t out of him. … When you fight with your heart, you’re always going to win.” (Fox Carolina News)
In light of the fight, there was an active petition trying to prevent the event from going down.
Celebrity Boxing Promoter Damon Feldman & George Zimmerman are attempting to promote and profit off of racial tensions in America. Damon Feldman has been known for fixing fights and taking short cuts in the past in bypassing state requirements for fighters to obtain a license to box. Mr Feldmans past should be highly considered in this regard if Feldman is not going through the proper channels to ensure the safety of the participants it puts lives at risk. In addition the entire idea of this event is to use racial tensions to lure people in to purchase the event. This will only hurt America as it will continue to stir up racial tensions that have been on going in this nation for quite some time. No Promoter or Celebrity Boxer should ever be allowed to use racial tension to profit. (We The People)
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